Russell Joe Nestor Sr., 82, a native of the Clover Run community, Tucker County, raised at Hendricks, and more recently a resident of Hamilton, N.J., departed this life early Thursday morning, May 23, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family. He had been in declining health since February, and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Wednesday, April 15, 1931, at St. George, a son of the late Porter and Flodie Roy Nestor.
On June 23, 1956, at Trenton, N.J., he was married to the former Lorraine Sarah Kelly, who preceded him in death Sept. 24, 2008.
Surviving are one daughter, Kimberly L. Bohonko and husband, Donald, of Hamilton Square, N.J.; one son, Russell J. Nestor Jr. and wife, Colleen, of Hamilton, N.J.; one brother, Murl W. Nestor and wife, Violet, of Hendricks; one sister, Lucille Ball and husband, Dennis, of Colorado; two granddaughters, Kimberly C. and Aleksa K. Bohonko, both of Hamilton Square, N.J., and many nieces and nephews in New Jersey, West Virginia and Colorado.
Preceding him in death were one infant daughter; one brother, Clifford "Kip" Nestor; and several infant brothers and sisters.
Russell attended the schools of Tucker County and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving from Jan. 16, 1951, to Dec. 24, 1953. He had worked for United States Steel at Fairless Hills, Pa., from which he retired and was the owner and operator of a waste hauling business in New Jersey. Russell was a hard worker and took pride in his work. He was a very generous person and was always willing to help others. He was very well-loved and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor, Wednesday, May, 29, at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Eugene Nestor officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Russell Joe Nestor Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.